Obasanjo dances at Kessington Adebutu’s birthday reception in Lagos

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday joined several high-profile individuals at 88th birthday thanksgiving and reception of businessman Kessington Adebutu in the Ikoyi area of Lagos.

As soon as Obasanjo entered the venue of the reception, he began dancing to music by gospel singer Yinka Alaseyori and saxophonist Beejay Sax.

The former president danced with them for a few seconds before joining other guests.

Also present at the reception was the lead pastor of Trinity House Church in Lagos, Ituah Ighodalo; broadcaster Bisi Olatilo; and billionaire Rasaq Okoya.

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Adebutu is a native of Ogun State. Before venturing into lottery business, he worked as an employee at Cable and Wireless Limited (which later transformed into NITEL) as an operations clerk in 1956. In 1963, he left the company to start up his own business and became a pool agent. The company has grown into a multi-billion-naira venture and has diversified into other businesses such as agriculture, petroleum, hospitality, manufacturing, entertainment, real estate among others.

Adebutu has been conferred with many chieftaincies titles. Among them are the Odole of Oodua, the Babalaje of Lagos, Olotu of Lagos, Balogun of Iperu Remo, Baba Oba of Iperu Remo, Akogun of Remoland and the title of the Asoju Oba of Lagos. In the religious circle, he was named the Baba Ijo of the Methodist Church.